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EU Remanufacturing Could Represent Up to €90B Annually, 600,000 Jobs by 2030
EU Remanufacturing Could Represent Up to €90B Annually, 600,000 Jobs by 2030

The Next Economy / Following the adoption of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and the announcement of a €24B fund to support circular economy projects and businesses, several organizations have released research reports and tools to aid the transition. - 8 years ago

Barbie Breaks Out of Blonde, Blue-Eyed Box with Range of New Shapes, Sizes, Skin Tones
Barbie Breaks Out of Blonde, Blue-Eyed Box with Range of New Shapes, Sizes, Skin Tones

Product, Service & Design Innovation / “It’s kind of cool to have people look different,” a young girl says, with two dolls in her hands. One is blonde and blue-eyed, the other has darker tones – and both are Barbie.In a bold move from Mattel, Barbie will now be available in 7 different skin tones and 22 eye colors. The most startling change, though, is that she will also have 4 body types: original, petite, tall, and curvy. - 8 years ago

Walmart, Coke, Nestlé, PepsiCo Providing Water for Flint Public School Students
Walmart, Coke, Nestlé, PepsiCo Providing Water for Flint Public School Students

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / In October, water testing found toxic levels of lead in the water at Flint, Mich. schools. The state of Michigan, community groups, various charities, and even Mark Walhberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs have supported the city of about 100,000 residents with bottled water donations in response. - 8 years ago

'Sea the Possibilities' Healthy Eating Challenge Not So Healthy for the Oceans
'Sea the Possibilities' Healthy Eating Challenge Not So Healthy for the Oceans

Behavior Change / For Chicken of the Sea, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans give the right recommendation: People should eat more seafood, and it should replace of other protein foods for two meals per week. In response, the company launched the “Sea the Possibilities Challenge,” a behavior change campaign that encourages consumers to lead “happier, healthier, and more adventurous” lives, in part by increasing their seafood consumption. - 8 years ago

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European Plastics Innovation Awards Showcase Sustainability Performance
European Plastics Innovation Awards Showcase Sustainability Performance

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / The winners of the 2016 European Plastics Innovation Awards were announced on Wednesday, and included several products that boast superior environmental performance. The expert jury, made up of both academics and industry professionals, evaluated 37 submissions and selected 7 winners and 5 runners-up. Biobased and lightweight materials were in the spotlight. - 8 years ago

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains
CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains

Supply Chain / The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past reporting year. What’s worse though, is that half of the suppliers that were asked for information failed to respond at all. - 8 years ago

HPE Living Progress Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Address Global Problems
HPE Living Progress Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Address Global Problems

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Amidst increasing risks and heightened uncertainty, diverse perspectives are essential to solving the complex problems facing the world today. That is the thinking behind Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s Living Progress Challenge, which is asking people from all over the world: What software applications and digital services would you create to improve people’s lives? - 8 years ago

Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy
Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Circular and sharing economy models are the latest trend in sustainable fashion – it seems there are new initiatives popping up all the time! Just last week, we covered startups reKindness and Hubbub, which are making clothes swapping easier in the U.S. and U.K., respectively. - 8 years ago

Trending: Better Refrigerated Shipping Technologies Thanks to Hershey, Sonoco
Trending: Better Refrigerated Shipping Technologies Thanks to Hershey, Sonoco

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Shipping temperature-sensitive goods is tricky business – warm climates and summer months create unique challenges for transporting refrigerated goods. Proper temperature regulation prevents spoilage, which is becoming increasingly important in light of the increasing attention being given to food waste. - 8 years ago

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Consumer Goods Forum Calls for Action on Forced Labor, Scale-Up of Low-Carbon Refrigeration
Consumer Goods Forum Calls for Action on Forced Labor, Scale-Up of Low-Carbon Refrigeration

Supply Chain / The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a group of about 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other global industry stakeholders, sent out two calls to action this month. The CGF is rallying the industry to fight forced labor – which affects 21 million people globally – in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The CGF also plans to ramp up its implementation of low-carbon refrigeration equipment among its members’ stores. - 8 years ago

Trending: ReKindness, Hubbub Creating Circular Model for Clothes Through Swapping, Upcycling
Trending: ReKindness, Hubbub Creating Circular Model for Clothes Through Swapping, Upcycling

Product, Service & Design Innovation / There are new options for Americans and Brits alike who want to “re-fashion” their wardrobes. ReKindness is an Atlanta, Georgia-based startup that is allowing members to swap clothes through its online platform. On the other side of the pond, environmental charity Hubbub is running events to help people learn how to repair and upcycle clothes and accessories, in addition to “clothes swapping boutiques.” - 8 years ago

Surprise, Surprise: Climate Change Leads Top Global Risks for 2016
Surprise, Surprise: Climate Change Leads Top Global Risks for 2016

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / For the first time, an environmental risk has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Risks Report ranking, with the greatest potential impact since the report was published in 2006. - 8 years ago

GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service
GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Less than three weeks after General Motors (GM) announced a $500 million investment in ride-for-hire service Lyft, GM made another big move towards “the future of mobility.” This week, GM launched Maven: an on-demand car-sharing service and “personal mobility” brand. - 8 years ago

Trending: Bio-Based Materials Breakthroughs Thanks to Seashells, Fructose
Trending: Bio-Based Materials Breakthroughs Thanks to Seashells, Fructose

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / New research on natural materials has the potential to unlock innovations in packaging, clean energy, and other industries. Fructose, a sugar found in many plants, and calcium carbonate, the material that crystallizes into chalk, shells, and rocks, have each led to chemical discoveries.DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have developed a methodology that uses fructose to produce cost-efficient, renewable chemicals and polymers for plastics and textiles. - 8 years ago

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Super Bowl 50 Fans Asked to Play Their Part to Help Make Big Game Net Positive
Super Bowl 50 Fans Asked to Play Their Part to Help Make Big Game Net Positive

Behavior Change / Upgrading facilities to be LEED-certified, reducing carbon emissions, using recycled or compostable foodservice products, and diverting waste from landfills are common ways that sporting events are going green. However, especially with large events, much of the impact is contributed by the fans. - 8 years ago

Union of Concerned Scientists Ad Presses Presidential Candidates on Climate Threat
Union of Concerned Scientists Ad Presses Presidential Candidates on Climate Threat

Leadership / Over the next month, the Manchester Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire’s five video screens will regularly show an animated ad depicting the state’s four leading presidential candidates with tides rising to their waists from climate-induced sea level rise. The 10-second spot asks, “How will you deal with sea level rise in New Hampshire?” and is expected to be seen by the candidates, their teams, and the press as they arrive for the GOP presidential debate on February 6 and primary on February 9. - 8 years ago

Report: The Future of Plastics Can (and Should) Be Circular
Report: The Future of Plastics Can (and Should) Be Circular

The Next Economy / Plastic packaging is not only an environmental problem, it is economically wasteful, too. Most plastic packaging is only used once, leading to 95 percent of the value of plastic packaging – worth $80-120 billion annually – being tossed and lost to the economy. - 8 years ago

Ford to Offer Concierge Service, Mobile Payment, Community Hubs
Ford to Offer Concierge Service, Mobile Payment, Community Hubs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Ford Motor Company has been rather focused on the “future of mobility” since the launch of its Smart Mobility Plan and 25 related experiments. The company has been shifting its focus from being an automaker to changing the way the world moves. - 8 years ago

Obama’s Final State of the Union Address Highlights Clean Energy as a Success Story, Priority
Obama’s Final State of the Union Address Highlights Clean Energy as a Success Story, Priority

Cleantech / President Barack Obama highlighted the successes of cleantech investment – for both the economy and the environment – in his final State of the Union address on January 12. - 8 years ago

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Trending: Companies Turning to Big Data, Microbes to Help Increase Crop Yields
Trending: Companies Turning to Big Data, Microbes to Help Increase Crop Yields

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Farmers in the United States could soon benefit from two new ways to increase crop yield that were announced this month.CropClimate is the latest use of big data to benefit agriculture. The web platform uses climate-, soil- and crop-modeling to link the effects of environmental conditions, weather and crop yield history and field management to develop more resilient crop production systems, reports Environmental Leader. - 8 years ago